Please note: If you are in any doubt as to which assessment a candidate needs to be put forward for, you must contact the candidate’s training provider to verify.
Training Providers must ensure they register their candidates on the correct assessment for the correct apprenticeship. These are:
NET does not have access to candidate registration details and cannot check, verify or confirm which assessment a candidate needs to undertake.
Please be aware that candidates must undertake AM2S not AM2, and that EPA can only take place once the prescribed gateway checks have been approved.
Putting a candidate through the wrong assessment OR putting a candidate through EPA without satisfying the gateway checks is a serious breach of ESFA regulations. NET is required to notify all such instances to ESFA and other relevant parties for further investigation.
The AM2S assessment is the End Point Assessment (EPA) for the new electrotechnical apprenticeship standard.
To confirm with government requirements, the AM2S differs slightly from the AM2 process in the following ways:
NET’s EPA number is 0027.
At present, AM2S assessments cannot be booked via the main NET Assessment Booking System without prior authorisation. If you wish to book an AM2S assessment please contact [email protected] in the first instance.
The following centres are currently approved to deliver the AM2S Assessment. Other centres which meet the requirements to deliver AM2S will be authorised over the coming months. Please check the website for updates, or if you have a query about a specific centre’s status, contact [email protected]:
The current recommended price for the AM2S assessment from 01 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 is £685.00 and the recommended price for re-sits is as follows:
|Assessment||Section||Re-sit fee (per section)|
|A1, C, E||£100|
Please note: Prices are reviewed annually to consider the increase in costs of materials/resources or costs outside of NET’s control, such as EQA.
The following items must be submitted as part of the gateway check before booking an AM2S assessment:
The apprentice must provide formal evidence of an achievement of an acceptable equivalent qualification. This should be in the form of an official qualification certificate from the awarding organisation, or (if the apprentice does not have a qualification certificate and cannot source a replacement from the awarding organisation), a formal notification and/or statement of results, issued by the awarding organisation or a screen shot of their Personal Learner Record which must contain apprentice details, unique learner number, qualification achieved, awarding organisation date achieved and grade awarded.
Please note that NET applies for the apprenticeship certificate, and not individual training providers or centers. The certification service is carried out by ESFA.
Step 1: NET completes the apprenticeship certification request once candidate has successfully achieved the AM2S.
Step 2: NET will submit the request weekly
Step 3: Validation checks are carried out on the requests submitted
Step 4: The outcome of the verification is reported back to NET
Step 5: Successful requests are processed and sent to print
Step 6: The printer will send the certificate to the apprentice’s employer by recorded delivery.